Google CEO Sundar Pichai has defended the company’s tax practices and said it will not be paying any more tax unless international tax law is changed.
Pichai said Google has already invested “very heavily” in Europe, where it employs 14,000 people. “As a global company, we find ourselves between the conflicting priorities of international tax law,” said the CEO.
He added that Google respected these laws and that governments would have to make changes if they wanted to keep more revenue at home.
He also warned that the UK’s decision to leave the EU may complicate regulation and make it difficult for internet companies to make sense of the rules.